arba kanfoth

arba kanfoth

[Sephardic Hebrew ahr-bah kahn-fawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ahr-buh-kahn-fuhs]
noun Hebrew.
a rectangular piece of cloth with fringes at the four corners and a hole in the center for the head, worn under the clothes by Orthodox Jewish males.
Also, arba kanfot, Ashkenazic Hebrew, arba kanfos.
Also called tallith katan.


Origin:
arbaʿ kənāphōth literally, four corners

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